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M1 Rail to issue streetcars RFP by October

Rail| September 4, 2013
Contracts already awarded include URS Corp. for design work; HNTB Corp. to act as the owner's representative on the project; and Stacy and Witbeck Inc., to be the project's construction manager and general contractor.

Report: Calif. HSR planning may lead to environmental harm

Rail| September 4, 2013
While the project may bolster the Central Valley’s economy, the region may lose substantial tracts of farmland to large-scale single family home construction that may accompany the economic growth.
Management & Operations| September 3, 2013

Calif.'s SunLine interviewing GM candidates

Having a strong financial background as well as some knowledge of the hydro­gen fuel vehicles SunLine has pushed in the past were key skills stressed by board members.
Bus| September 3, 2013

S.F. Muni launches bike share program

The pilot includes 350 bikes and 35 stations in San Francisco as part of a 700-bike and 70-station regional unveiling. Bay Area Bike Share bikes are commuter-style bikes built to withstand constant use and resist theft.
Management & Operations| September 3, 2013

Chicago RTA proposes merging agency planning depts.

Combined planners of the RTA, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, Pace and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning cost the region up to $20 million.
Security and Safety | September 3, 2013

DART buys electric standup vehicles for transit police

The T3 Patroller, quieter than a car or motorcycle, can travel up to 25 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 20 mph.
Bus| September 3, 2013

TriMet to launch mobile ticketing app

Will be available on iPhone and Android starting Sept. 4. Riders will be the first in the nation to use a mobile ticketing app to ride both buses and trains, according to the transit system.
Management & Operations| September 3, 2013

Alstom to overhaul Md. MTA light rail vehicles

Baltimore vehicles are scheduled to arrive, beginning in October 2013, at Alstom’s Hornell, N.Y., facility where the refurbishment will be executed. The project will add about 15 years to the lifespan of the trains.
Government Issues| September 3, 2013

Sound Transit receives $24M for 2 projects

The funding comes from the TIGER grant program created in 2009 to fund projects that are of regional economic importance and that help create and save jobs.
Government Issues| September 3, 2013

State management of transit project eco reviews proposed

Would expand the program for interested states, implementing a key provision of MAP-21. The public is invited to submit its comments through www.regulations.gov during the 60-day public comment period, which will expire on Oct. 29, 2013.

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